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Many of you knew our little black car. It was a 1996 Geo Prizm, twin to the Toyota Corolla Sprinter, built in the NUMMI plant in California during the height of the “captive import” craze. We were its second owners, … Continue reading
This beautiful little watercolor by Beatrix Potter, an illustration for her story “The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan”, raises a question worthy of deep consideration, particularly for small dogs and those of us who have the souls … Continue reading
Canopic jars are my favorite Egyptian art thing. There’s no point here in going into (the many gross and fascinating) details about the process of mummification or about my childhood fascination with Wallis Budge’s The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian … Continue reading
It all started earlier this summer when I saw an unfamiliar grey bird under the bird feeder in my next door neighbors’ front yard. Now, I have been living in this house for 27 years this week, and have been … Continue reading
Things I thought about doing in the blog today to celebrate Chinese New Year: Say “Gong hey fat choy!” as we were taught in elementary school social studies, because that is how you say “Happy New Year” in Chinese. Point … Continue reading
I wish I was more of a jerk. I probably would be a better photographer. Unfortunately, at least for my image output, I actually have some manners. These were taught to me as a kid, and like so many annoying … Continue reading
On the events of June 26th, 2015 This blog was designed from the beginning to be non political. Indeed, one of its primary goals was to be a safe haven from politics, a quotidian quiet spot to consider words and … Continue reading
I just opened the front door to bring in the mail, and there was a giant, disgusting earwig in the mailbox. And that made me think of Troy McClure, and of how we may remember him from such other nature … Continue reading
As car week draws to a close, let’s take a dive into my Pinterest “car stuff” board for a quick look at one of my personal dream cars. This louvered Italian beauty from the ’70s is the not particularly famous … Continue reading